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Margaret Pettee Olsen

(b. Rochester, New York, USA, 1963)

Education

Columbia University, MA, Art Studio and Art Education, New York, NY 1995

Brand X Editions LTD, Trestle Editions LTD, Printmaking and curating under the direction of Robert Blanton and Bruce Porter with and for the following artists: Willem de Kooning, Barbara Kruger, Robert Motherwell, James Rosenquist and Frank Stella, New York, NY 1987-1989

Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Painting, Providence, RI 1986

Selected Exhibitions and Projects

Solo and two-person Exhibitions and Projects:

2015 File Not Found,  Margaret Pettee Olsen + Brian Kane, curated by Alexander Castro, Gallery EEOS, Providence, RI

2015 Lover of Small Things, juror and curator, Gallery 22, Peekskill, New York

2013 Flash, projection installation, pop-up, Rochester, NY

2010 Occlusions, recent work by Margaret Pettee Olsen, Invited by E Brady Robinson, University of Central Florida, Center for Emerging Media, Studio Art and the Computer Gallery, Orlando, FL

2007 Margaret Pettee Olsen – Paintings, TMA, Avon, CT

2003-2004  Art in the Environment Project with Margaret Pettee Olsen, Indian Hills, CO

2000 A Million Summer Mornings, Paintings for Poetry project, Denver, CO

1997 In-site Paintings by Margaret Pettee Olsen, published in Los Angeles, CA and Takayama, Japan,

1994 Travels to Japan,  Project plan development for Insight Paintings  book covers, published in Los Angeles, CA and Takayama, Japan

1994 Dis-Covering Re-presentation-Recent Paintings by Margaret Pettee Olsen, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions and Projects:

2017 up and coming-Nature’s Claim, curated by Jessica Nissen, TBA, New York, NY

2016 Colorado Women in Abstraction, curated by Michael Paglia, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

2013 RISD New Mexico Exhibition, Nathaniel Hesse, Director, ‘A’ Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013 CSArt 2013, curated by David Dadone, Executive Director + Chief Curator of Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Lisa M W Eldred, Director of Exhibitions, Art and Interpretation, Denver Botanic Gardens, Distribution Event at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art,Boulder, CO and Exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO

2012 Abstract, curated by Dean Sobel, Director of Clyfford Still Museum, Core, Denver, CO

2012 Chauser’s Madonna Project, for Patrick J Hamilton,  Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2011 New Artists New Work, curated by Trudi Horowitz and Susan Knickle, The St Julien, Boulder, CO

2009 Falling Away Project, for Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio PC Private Art Collection, curated by McGrath & Braun, Denver, CO

2008 Supporting Show, Spark Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2004 Arts in the Environment,  sponsored by SCFD, Indian Hills, CO

1997 Travels American southwest, first studio in Denver established

1995 Travels Japan, ‘In-Site’ Book covers project,  published in Los Angeles, CA and Takayama, Japan

1995 Printmaking in America, group installation, Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, NY

1994 Spring, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, curated by Mary Hafelli, New York, NY

1993 Independent Artists Biennial, Brooklyn, NY

1992 Oberon Press, Founding director/curator, TriBeCa, New York, NY

1991 Works on the Wall, CBGB’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY

1989 Brand X Editions LTD and Trestle Editions, LTD, printmaker, New York, NY

1988 Brand X Editions LTD and Trestle Editions, LTD, printmaker, New York, NY

Select Lectures, Art Talks + Art Education

2017 —  Invited participant, Conversations Series-An opportunity for sustained discussion of contemporary art issues.  The first session, orchestrated by Stephanie Grilli, independent art historian, co-curator of Taos Contemporary, and current advisory board member. Topic: The Whitney Biennial, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

2016-present – Guest Instructor, Boulder School of Fine Art, Boulder, CO

2016 – Artist panel discussion, Colorado Women In Abstraction, moderated by arts writer Michael Paglia, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

2015 – Artist speaker, File Not Found-Brian Kane and Margaret Pettee Olsen, Gallery EOSS, Providence, RI

2013 – Artist speaker, CSART, Invited and sponsored by The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and The Denver Botanic Gardens, for CSArt Colorado, both venues.

2007-Inivited speaker, New England Conference on Gifted and Talented Education, Portland, ME

2004- Artist panel discussion, Art in the Environment, Artist-In-Residence, sponsored by SCFD, Indian Hills, CO

1999-2000 – Guest Instructor, University of Denver, Ricks Center, Denver CO

1994-1995 – Instructor, Creative Workshop, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

1992-1994- Guest instructor, Masters candidates, Art & Art Education department, Columbia University, T.C., New York, NY

1990-1992 – Instructor, contributing curriculum writer, Holistic Arts, Brooklyn, NY

1984- The Rhode Island School of Design, Department Heads, David Porter and David Niles, cite the artist for being sole inspiration for new curriculum, “Graphic Form for Illustrators”, Providence, RI

Bibliography

2016     Lee, Elizabeth, “Cipher”, Art New England, November 1

2015     Rinaldi, Ray, “Colorado Women In Abstraction Cuts Across History”, The Denver Post, August 12

2015     Froyd, Susan, “Colorado Women In Abstraction”, Westword, (A Village Voice publication covering Denver and surrounding areas), July 1

2015     Castro, Alexander, “File Not Found, Margaret Pettee Olsen + Brian Kane”, The Providence Journal, November 3

2013     Lewis, Shanna “CSArt Colorado”, Colorado Matters, Buying a share of Art, May 23

2012     Bewkes, Stacey, “More Style…”, Quintessence, Living Well with Style and Substance-blog, April 30

2011     Hamilton, Patrick J, “Artfully Gifted Friends”, Ask Patrick-Interior Insight Ideas and Inspiration-blog, December 16

2004    Staff, John, “Arts In the Environment”, Canyon Courier, November 21